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When Ifrael, by divine command,
When Israel was from Egypt freed,
When Mores wav'd kis mystic rod
While with ceaseless course the fun
Zion! the city of our God,
N man, in his own image made,
How much did God bestow ! The whole creation homage paid,
And own'd him Lord below !
With sweets for ev'ry sense ;
He walk'd in confidence.
His honour forfeired,
His conscience fill'd with dread !
Which was before his joy;
5 Compeil'd to answer to his name,
With stubbornnefs and pride,
Nor once for mercy cry'd.
And all his guilt forgave ;
And felt his power to save.
Tho we the law transgress; Like bim, unable to deny,
Unwilling to confefs. 8 But when by faith the finner fees
A pardon bought with blood; Then he forsakes his foolish pleas,
And gladly turns to God.
II. CAIN and ABEL. Chap. iv. 3.--8.
I WHEN Adam fell, he quickly loft
God's image which he once poffess’d : See All our nature fince could boast
In Cain, his first-born fon, express'd! a The Sacrifice the Lord ordain'd
In type of the Redeemer's blood,
And thought his own first-fruits as good. 3 Yet rage and envy fill'd his mind,
When with a fullen downcaft look,
Who God's appointed method took. 4 By Cain's own hand good Abel dy'd,
Because the Lord approv'd his faith;
5 Such was the wicked murd'rer Cain,
And such by nature still are we,
Malicious, blind, and proud, as he.
And in our own devices trust;
And hate and persecute the juft. 7 The faints in ev'ry age and place,
Have found his history fulfillid;
Of Abels, whom the Cains have kill'd! & Thus Jefus fell-but, oh! his blocd
Far better things than Abel's cries t;
III. C. Walking with God. Chap. v. 24.
A calm and heav'nly frame;
That leads me to the Lamb ! 2 Where is the bleffedness I knew
When first I law the Lord ?
Of Jesus, and his word ?
How sweet their mem'ry still !
Tho world can never fill.
Sweet meflinger of reft ;
Rom. viii. 36. + Heb. xii. 24.
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5 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,
And worship only thee.
Calm and serene my frame;
That leads me to the Lamb.
Y faith in Chrift I walk with God,
With heav'n, my journey's end, in view; Supported by his ftaff and rod *,
My road is safe and pleasant too. 2 I travel through a desert wide,
Where many round me blindly stray ;
And will not let me miss my way. 3 Tho' snares and dangers throng my path,
And earth and hell my course withstand,
Guarded by his Almighty hand. 4 The wilderness affoids no food,
But God for my support prepares ;
soul from wants and cares. 5 With him. sweet converse I maintain,
Great as he is, I dare be free ; 1.tell him all my grief and pain,
And he reveals his love to me.
Whene'er my feeble spirit faints;
t.Pfalm cvii. * Psalm xxvii. I. 2.